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Esther Schindler
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Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings
Prompted by a passing thought about TextMate, I thought I’d make a comprehensive, accurate, unbiased, and irrefutable survey of text editors by way of comparison to locations in The Lord of the Rings. TextMate: Minas Tirith A quiet, long-overlooked land populated by simple folk who keep mostly to themselves. They are somewhat set in their [...]
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So, how many different ways could the password cracker order a beer?

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Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon

We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered Twitter.
We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered internet
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PEOPLE are amazing. :-)
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Famous writers and their weird jobs (infographic)
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There goes YOUR day. or at least mine....
 
Come visit the kitty video station with channels designed for cats and humans at: http://thinkcat.waywire.com #cats, #waywire
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'You can't have Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as your favorite composers,' said conductor and San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas.
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I was immediately drawn to the related article:
http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/leck-mich-im-arsch-kiss-my-ass-listen-to-mozarts-scatological-canon-in-b-flat-1782.html
How did I not know that Mozart wrote a canon telling someone to lick his ass?
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STEVE JURVETSON: The Smartest Guy in the Room
by +David Needle 

"As an investor, Jurvetson has little interest in fad technology, but gravitates more to “things that are unlike anything I’ve seen before.” He’s on the board of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors and SpaceX and speaks in passionate detail on a diverse set of investments, from advanced biotech and deep learning technologies, to low-orbit satellites that promise to bring free or very low-cost broadband Internet access to the whole world, to the potential of synthetic meat."
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Thanks Esther!

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Attention Hive Mind: I could use your help.

*Who in your organization makes the decision about whether software is deployed on-premise or in the cloud? Whom do you think should make the call? And why?"

Would you rather have a member of the C-level club in charge of what makes most sense for the company, or someone who knows the intricate details of the infrastructure? 

In your company... how does the decision get made? What are the advantages of disadvantages of that approach?

One of my coworkers is writing an article on the topic, and would very much like input from "real practitioners" -- #sysadmin, datacenter staff, CIOs, whatever. Ellis can quote you by name/title/company if you like... or as "Kim, a sysadmin in the midwest U.S."... it's the sentiments that matter, not the Officialness.
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Yes, I'd love to hear everyone's feedback plz! :)
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 +Mike Elgan on: "Google+ Is Alive and Well Despite Persistent Media Reports"

Why oh WHY does the press rush to say that the #3-in-popularity is "dead"?
 
Sorry, tech press. Google+ is alive and well.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Z6sQ6w )

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why.

But first, let's look at what the press is saying and compare that with reality:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-is-alive-and-well-despite-persistent-media-reports.html

#GooglePlus #Google+
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Google are definitely stepping back from G+
They walked away from the bidding for the plus gtld
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/01/11/donuts-beats-google-again-wins-the-new-gtld-plus/

They scrapped the 'local' stream and circle sharing, cutting the ways to discover content when the major criticism from day one has been "Where's the content?"

They did a deal with Twitter for their data for search.

I've seen a bunch of pages give up on Plus over the past few months. ​​Vague denials from executives don't inspire confidence and that was the best (and only) counter argument in Mike's article.
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I won't show this to the cats. They'll get ideas.
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Laws governing data privacy are changing quickly. Concerns over spying, corporate espionage, and employee protection all have inspired complicated and evolving regulations with which organizations must comply. This is challenging enough for small companies working in a single location.

But for global enterprises doing business around the world, it’s almost impossible to identify, understand, and comply with this tangled web of regulations. So how do they do it? Here’s one company that succeeded admirably. #privacy  

(And yes, the baseball photo is relevant. Imagine that!)

http://www.druva.com/blog/amer-sports-uses-the-cloud-to-level-the-privacy-playing-field/
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writer, editor, online community manager, industry analyst, chocoholic
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  • CMP
  • Ziff Davis
  • Digital Media Network
  • CIO.com
  • Penobscot Research Center
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Flushing, New York - Deer Isle, Maine - Queens, New York
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Editor. Writer. Chocoholic. Like any of this is surprising to you?
Introduction
Writer. Editor. Online community activist. Technology evangelist. Chocoholic. Not necessarily in that order.

Current gigs:
Co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Twitter Marketing (May 2012, Alpha)
Education
  • Francis Lewis High School
  • Brandeis University
  • North American College of Data Processing
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Esther Levy (maiden name)